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    Posted: 25 October 2004 at 8:57pm
Kinda a question for enos but anybody who know just say. well im lookin for a good SMALL lathe and mill. the mill cant be over 5 thousand though.


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u can get something decent for under $5000... i don't know of any companies that make them, though.

I'll ask my boss how much our lathe was.
   
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ya, i would love to own one, but theres no way i would spend money on a lathe when i could get a good sup'airball field for that, LOL
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Enos why are you not answering?? srry for the stupid comment but i realize you are a mod and have to scan the whole forum so sorry

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Did you try lookin in Ebay?
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Well i just dont now what the good stuff is i dont want to buy a cheapo one that breaks in one use


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I own a Homier 7x12 lathe. Its fairly cheap at around $375, but it runs very nice once you tweak some stuff on the machine.



Check out http://www.mini-lathe.com
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$375...wow that is cheap and I jus remembered I saw a magazine that advertizes mills and drills as well as lathes at Barnes & Noble.

And the cheapest mill & drill they were advertizing in the magazine was selling fer it $495, dont remember the name of the brand tho.

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thanks guys i found a lathe but what about a mill i would like one of those too.


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Originally posted by ekeboo ekeboo wrote:

Enos why are you not answering?? srry for the stupid comment but i realize you are a mod and have to scan the whole forum so sorry

got all worried for nothin, he was just gettin a pic and some info for you, geez paitience 

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srry ^^ but i am impatient and ive got to do homework now so later.


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For $5k you can get a used Bridgeport mill will a few accessories, Google it, something will come up.
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Try here http://www.blueridgemachinery.com/....under special sales.  They have a mill/drill that would fit nicely into your budget. 

You can always look for used good old school U.S.A. made machines like Southbend and Bridgeport.  They are well built and usually worth a little more, but you could pull in a 9" or 10" Southbend Lathe for $1200-$2400 with tooling.  The Bridgeport Mill would depend alot on condition, but could be had for $1000-$3000.

The school that I went to had some nice Logan lathes.  Simple to operate and the speeds could easily be changed from under the bench with a belt.

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Call me a n00b, but what exactly does a lathe do?
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Originally posted by Tolgak Tolgak wrote:

Call me a n00b, but what exactly does a lathe do?

How exactly does a mill work?



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[QUOTE=Tolgak]Call me a n00b, but what exactly does a lathe do?[/QUOTE]

Your not the only one I was wondering the same thing.


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I'd get an old Bridgeport , you can actually make parts to rebuild itself , way-guides and such , with a mill , but  it would be a strickly manual operation , for doing fancy CNC work, your looking in the neighborhood of 1-200K$ , Traveller had a good estimate on prices for both the lathe and mill .

Trog , a lathe ,, shapes metal by turning the metal past a stationary Bit , can make tubes out of pieces of round stock , can cut threads into that metal , grooves for O-rings , Sleeve bearings (and Barrel inserts ).

A mill is almost exactly the opposite , a turning bit travels past a stationary piece of metal , you can cut reliefs , dovetails  , keyways , make way guides (flat linear bearings , Brass ) and a Variety of other work with the proper holders and bits .

Both Very useful pieces of equipment for metalworking .

Nice lil lathe there , Enos , 7" swing and 12 inch length ? Heh, with a few mods on that thing , you could have a precision ID/OD grinder , Oh, isnt that outlet a bit overloaded ? He-He



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lathe spins the metal and you use cutting tools to remove metal. example would be turning a 2inch peice of stock into a paintball barrel. as for a mill its like a drill press but the table moves back and forth. you put endmills in and feed the peice into the mill to remove metal
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